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Assistant Group Apprentice Accountant with BCA Marketplace Plc

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BCA - Employer

Introduction to BCA

Company highlights

  • FTSE 250 Group
  • Owner of
  • High growth business – through acquisitions and organic growth
  • Over 1.4 million vehicles sold at auction last year
  • Over 2.2 million vehicles transported last year
  • Revenue of over £2 billion

Company overview

BCA owns and operates the UK’s and Europe’s largest used vehicle exchange, both in terms of the number of vehicles sold and revenue earned, and with WeBuyAnyCar, is the UK’s leading provider of vehicle buying services.

The Group’s Automotive Services division has the largest transporter fleet in the UK, significant storage capacity and technical expertise in vehicle preparation and refurbishment.

From technical and logistics services for new vehicles, refurbishment, storage and logistics for the growing used sector and the core remarketing and auction operation, BCA offers the economies of scale and range of services to meet the needs of an impressive portfolio of customers.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, BCA Marketplace is uniquely placed to deliver a comprehensive range of linked services through the combined infrastructure of regional de-fleet facilities, vehicle logistics and preparation centres and a suite of remarketing channels, including physical, hybrid and digital exchanges. BCA’s Partner Finance offering provides additional liquidity to buyers to support growth.

BCA is investing and innovating in its business today in order to be best placed to benefit from the changing face of the automotive industry of tomorrow.

Further information on the group is available at, which will provide further insight into this diverse and complex business, as well as containing the latest annual report.




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Job Summary

GBP Competitive
New Vacancy

Detailed Job Description

Role Overview

As Assistant Group Accountant you will support the key projects undertaken by Group Finance including the production of the Plc annual and interim financial statements, monthly Group management accounts for the Board of Directors and preparation of forecasts and budgets.

  • This role will provide the successful candidate with an understanding of all the divisions within the BCA Marketplace group.
  • The successful candidate will be mentored by an experienced professional within the Group Finance team.

Group Finance and the role

Group Finance operates as a centre of technical excellence for the Group and works as a multi-disciplinary team to offer guidance and support to the rest of the business.

The core responsibilities of the Group Finance team consist of Financial Reporting, Tax, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Treasury, and Holding company accounting.

  • Financial Reporting is responsible for preparing internal Group reports for the Board of Directors as well as external reporting to the shareholders
  • Tax covers Group, UK and European tax calculations and compliance• FP&A focuses on Group budgeting and forecasting
  • Treasury involves monitoring compliance with the Group debt facility as well as cash forecasting and management
  • Holding company accounting – maintaining company records for the Group holding companies

The successful candidate will be involved in Group Finance activities including;

  • Supporting the preparation of the monthly consolidation and management accounts
  • Assisting in preparing consolidated budget and forecasts
  • Assisting the month-end book close for Group and Holding companies
  • Weekly profit and loss forecasting
  • Treasury, including daily cash reporting
  • Working with the wider business to understand their trading performance
  • Contributing to the production of the Plc annual and interim financial statements
  • Preparation and review of subsidiary statutory financial statements under FRS101
  • Supporting the delivery of ad hoc projects as and when they arise

The above is not an exhaustive list, but does identify the key areas of responsibility which the successful candidate would be required to become involved in and be knowledgeable about.The role will initially focus on assisting other members of the team but as experience is gained responsibility will be given for certain tasks.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

  • A 2.1 degree is necessary, a finance related subject (e.g. economics or accounting) would be beneficial
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Skills required

  • Good oral and written communication skills a prerequisite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - articulate, persuasive, confident, possessing sound intellect
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and manage time effectively•
  • Experience of using Excel would be an advantage
  • Full UK driving licence would be an advantage

Personal Qualities

  • Willing and quick to learn

Future prospects

Internal opportunities for qualified finance staff.

Additional Information

Training provided

As an Accounting Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Accountancy Taxation Professional Apprenticeship at Level 7. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the ACCA professional qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP Professional Apprenticeships - Learning Provider

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including KPMG, Santander and PWC to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 0203 131 5165 or email: (Ref ID:91060)
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